University of Northampton


Location Northampton, England
Established 2005
Percent International Students 9.3
Famous For Business, Fashion, Film
International Fees £13,750-£14,750


The University of Northampton’s mission to transform lives and inspire change seeks to ensure your time at University is fulfilling, satisfying and enjoyable. They offer industry-relevant courses, taught on a brand new campus. The University actively focuses on making sure you have all the support you need at this important stage of your life. Face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the latest developments in technology to give students flexibility in the way they learn. In addition, Northampton has a unique commitment to social impact, supporting staff and students to have a positive effect on the world. Courses and extra- curricular activity are designed to promote the idea that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society – small changes that add up to make the world a better place.

The new campus - Waterside - is located just a few minutes’ walk from Northampton town centre. It is purpose-built, designed to deliver a new personalised experience of teaching and learning, plus excellent opportunities to develop academic knowledge and life skills. Teaching is based around seminars or tutorials, encouraging closer interaction between students and academic staff, with more opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas, develop team working and receive detailed feedback.

Services for International Students

Students are helped to settle in quickly with a Meet and Greet service from Heathrow - free on selected dates and a Welcome Programme offering social activities and all the practical advice needed about opening a bank account, finding a part-time job, getting a National Insurance number and registering with a doctor.

The Student Information Desk is the one-stop shop for answers to all everyday questions about life at the University: from disabilities to visas, counselling to mental health support. The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy brings together the university community, regardless of belief, sexuality or gender and the Students’ Union is one of just two in England providing free sports and societies to students.


Northampton is proud to be one of the best Teaching Universities in the UK, having been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The Government found outcomes for students to be “outstanding”.

  • 111th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 90th in the Guardian University Guide 2021

The most recent Research Excellence Framework, found research that was ‘world leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’ in 10 subject areas.


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